The United States (US) heating bills are expected to go up this winter as energy prices jump, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) says. American homeowners who use natural gas for heating will have to pay 30% more in October-March. According to EIA’s forecasts, people who use propane – mainly in the South, the Northeast, and Midwest, United States- will spend $631 more for heating this winter. Additionally, users of heating oil could expect to pay $1,734 more. Prices in both cases would be a lot higher if the winter is colder than average. The gas hike will be hitting many cities such as Chicago, which depends heavily on central heating in the winter season. Meanwhile, the prices of meat, cars, clothing, and gasoline have all risen.